Building the Whole Engineer: An Integrated Academic and Co-Curricular First-Year Experience
2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
Dr. Urban-Lurain is responsible for teaching, research and curriculum development, with emphasis on engineering education and, more broadly, STEM education. His research interests are in theories of cognition, how these theories inform the design of instruction, how we might best design instructional technology within those frameworks, and how the research and development of instructional technologies can inform our theories of cognition. He is also interested in preparing future STEM faculty
... ture STEM faculty for teaching, incorporating instructional technology as part of instructional design, and STEM education improvement and reform. Mr. Timothy J Hinds, Michigan State University Timothy J. Hinds is the Academic Director of the Michigan State University College of Engineering CoRe (Cornerstone & Residential) Experience program and a Senior Academic Specialist in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Undergraduate Studies. His current responsibilities include teaching and administering first-year courses in engineering design and modeling. He has also taught courses in machine design, manufacturing processes, mechanics, computational tools and international product design as well as graduate-level courses in engineering innovation and technology management. He has 30 years of combined academic and industrial management experience. He received his BSME and MSME degrees from Michigan Technological University. Dr. Thomas F. Wolff is Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Studies at Michigan State University. In this capacity, he is responsible for all activities related to student services (academic administration, first year programs, advising, career planning, women and diversity programs, etc.) and curricular issues. He is principal investigator on several NSF grants related to retention of engineering students. As a faculty member in civil engineering, his teaching portfolio includes courses in geotechnical engineering, probabilistic methods, and a large introductory course in civil engineering. His research and consulting activities have focused on the safety and reliability of hydraulic structures, and he has participated as an expert in three different capacities regarding reviews of levee performance in Hurricane Katrina.